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Finance

The Best Business Bank Accounts for Small Businesses

Behind every great design firm is a solid bank that helps it run smoothly. Start here to find your next small business bank account

Operations

Design Leaders Share Their Tips for Banishing Burnout in the New Year

Caught in a pandemic-inspired crush of work, designers are evolving ways to help themselves—and their colleagues—carry the load while maintaining mental balance

Business Analysis

14 Incredibly Smart Business Decisions Made in 2021

It’s been a year of expedited change and challenges, yet many business leaders found new pathways to profit. Here, they share their wins

Column

Designer Advice for Leveling Up Your Business

Have your eye on a new type of project or business proposition? You already have everything you need

Schools

16 Interior Design Schools Worth Applying to

Decided you want to be an interior designer? Consult AD PRO’s list of the top interior design schools to consider

Operations

How to Design a Business Model that Works for You—From Someone Who’s Been There

Malene Barnett—artist, activist, and BADG’s founder—weighs in on designing a business around the life you want

Column

The 3 Toxic Traits that Spell Trouble for Vendor Relationships

Bottom line: Build your relationship on a foundation of respect

Need to Know

Thinking About Appearing on TV? Read This First

Here’s what you’ll want to know before hitting the small screen—from designers who have been there

Development

The Art of the Recommendation Letter

Hiring managers, firm leaders, and recruiters weigh in with best practices

Designer Takes

Buy Now, Use Later? Interior Designers Weigh the Pros and Cons of Storing Furniture Finds

For many designers, a question persists when it comes to buying antiques and one-offs: To store or not to store